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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

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Jayme Monjardim

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Rita Buzzar, Fernando Morais (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camila Morgado ... Olga Benário
Caco Ciocler ... Luís Carlos Prestes
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... Léo Benário (as Luis Mello)
Eliane Giardini ... Eugénie Benário
Mariana Lima ... Lígia Prestes
Floriano Peixoto ... Filinto Müller
Murilo Rosa Murilo Rosa ... Estevan
Renata Jesion Renata Jesion ... Elise Ewert
Werner Schünemann ... Arthur Ewert (as Werner Schunemann)
Guilherme Weber ... Otto Braun
Jandira Martini Jandira Martini ... Sarah
Leona Cavalli ... Maria
Milena Toscano ... Anita Leocádia
José Dumont José Dumont ... Manuel
Odilon Wagner ... Capitão Navio
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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a concentration camp. After World War II began, Vargas decided to uphold the Allies. Written by Gérson Luiz Garcia

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Language:

Portuguese | German

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Олга See more »

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Budget:

BRL12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,820
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Patricia Pillar was first considered to play Olga. Luiz Fernando Carvalho was first considered to direct this movie. See more »

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Main Taire Mame
Music and lyrics by Marcus Viana
Translation to Viddish by 'Adélia Goldjevick'
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Brazil is on the way to the top
4 September 2004 | by EmerencianoSee all my reviews

Everybody has seen many American and European films about the World War II and the terrors Hitler made to the Jews. Most of these movies are great, and many of them are really big success in the Oscar ceremony. Some other countries out of this Europe-USA pool have also made good things about the theme and Brazil has finally made its try, a really good job. "Olga" is based on "Olga Benário", a book written by Fernando Morais about the German woman who fought for Communism in Russia and in Brazil, where she lived with Luis Carlos Prestes, a man who tried to take Communism to power through a revolution.

The film shows basically their love story and the hard life Olga had in prison, but the historical content is not left out. Actually, it's an important fact in "Olga".

The actors and actresses are not known outside Brazil, but it's not a reason to forget this movie. I really think people all over the world should take some time to watch it. The direction is well done and production is huge.

My rate 9/10


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